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Steve and Sally spent two weeks in August and September of 2008 touring Newfoundland, Canada with a side trip to the french islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon which are off the coast of Newfoundland.   They spent several days in St. John's and then drove to Fortune where they boarded a boat that took them to St. Pierre and Miquelon, France. They then drove back to St. John's, flew to Deer Lake and drove to Gros Morne National Park in Western Newfoundland where they hiked for three days.  They then drove the Viking Trail to L'Anse Aux Meadows which is the earliest known European settlement in the New World.   Click on the buttons above to see some of the Steve's photos and learn more about their trip.  This was their second trip to eastern Canada.   In September of 2007, they explored Quebec and the Maritime Provinces, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

The first inhabitants of Newfoundland were the Maritime Archaic Indians who arrived 9,000 years ago.   Viking Leif Erickson led Greenlanders and Icelanders in 998 A.D. to these shores and founded the first European settlement in North America at L'Anse aux Meadows.   John Cabot arrived in 1497 and the British made it their first overseas colony in 1583 and    Basque whalers came in the 1500's.  Fishermen came from England, Ireland, France, Spain and Portugal and settled this rugged, isolated land.

Newfoundland has two UNESCO World Heritage sites, 10 National and 9 Provincial historic sites.  

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